THE BURNING HELL (CAN)
The Burning Hell is the ongoing musical project of songwriter Mathias Kom and Ariel Sharratt, based in Prince Edward Island, Canada, and joined for their Australian tour in 2023 by Maria Peddle from Newfoundland.
The Burning Hell are DIY in the best possible sense – their years of touring forming connections person by person, show by show, in town after town. They’ve famously ventured to every out-of-the-way island and inland neglected by the less adventurous, emphasizing presence and connection across latitudes, longitudes, and time, affirming a commitment to the political power of sharing music. It is a profoundly optimistic gesture, by way of killer tunes, exuberant hooks, and joyful live performances.
Garbage Island, The Burning Hell’s newest album released in 2022, is a danceable romp through a fractured landscape of apocalypses near and far, celebrations of failure and escape, a dense medley of pop culture references, and plenty of birdlife.
**** “…funny, sardonic, and literate. Add in a new-wavey, Loaded-era VU sensibility, and it’s impossible not to be swayed by these acerbically funny story songs.” – MOJO Magazine